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chapter/newh news A photo from the NEWH 2007 Leadership Conference: Bottom row, left to right: Laura Ann Francis, Whitney Tredwell, and Laurie Woliung; middle row, left to right: Carol Ranno, Toby Schermerhorn, Carrene Ressa, Michelle Thomas, Kristin Smith, and Geri Millman; back row, left to right: Jo Allen, Heather McCarty, Cliff Tuttle, Jen Nelson, Theresa Carroll, and Stacey Bran. Take the Lead NEWH is bringing its annual Leadership Conference to San Diego, January 9-11 at the Hotel Solamar. Like its name implies, the three-day event is dedicated to helping attendees (designers, architects, purchasers, owners, or manufacturers) be better leaders—whether by building a more successful chapter or business. Highlights include a presentation covering the 16 points of leadership, a day dedicated to sustainability, as well as an industry outlook. And to make sure there is plenty of networking, events are planned for each evening, including an opening party at Design Within Reach and scholarship dinner with a sustainability theme. “There’s a lot going on in San Diego—there’s a lot of restaurants and hotels to draw from, a lot of manufacturers and designers in the vicinity, and we hope the location itself in proximity to our industry is the draw, ” says Julia Davis, NEWH’s vice president of events of why San Diego was chosen, adding that they picked the Solamar for Kimpton’s dedication to sustainability. “ And the weather was a huge plus. ” More information email: Chapter News Greater New York This year, the chapter hopes to surpass the $22,500 it gave in scholarships last year, and award $40,000 to hospitality students in need. To do so, the chapter has put together a night of unique experiences on November 7th. First up, a unique networking opportunity, as the chapter brings Hospitality Design magazine’s popular Owners’ Roundtable to New York City for the first time. Guests will join 20 of the most influential hospitality leaders in New York City in the industry’s only one-to-one roundtable. Roundtable “hosts”—hoteliers, restaurateurs, and brand executives—will switch every 10 to 15 minutes, offering guests the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives. Next, the chapter will open the doors to a few hundred more of its closest industry friends, for its biggest fundraising blowout of the year. Taking over the new Edison Ballroom (formerly the Supper Club), Light Up 4 september 2008 tel 800.593.NEWH the City promises to be the must-attend party of the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show circuit. Designed by Glen Coben, the space features a private VIP room, lush banquettes, and plasma and LCD screens to spare. For more information, visit Houston The chapter’s scholarship winners include: Franceska McCaughn, hotel and restaurant management, University of Houston ($2,500); Toni Cosper, interior design, Art Institute of Houston ($2,500); Karen Brown, interior design, University of Houston ($1,500); Melissa Rekoff, interior design, Art Institute of Houston ($1,500); Lavelle Washington, culinary arts, Art Institute of Houston ($500); and Emily Smith, interior design, University of Texas at San Antonio ($500). Los Angeles The chapter’s 23rd Annual Gala will be held Saturday, December 6th, in the Beverly Hills Ballroom at the remodeled Beverly Hilton Hotel. For more information, email The chapter also awarded 15 scholarships in March, thanks in part to the generous support of Carl Ross Design, JLF/lone meadow, NLP Furniture Industries, Hospitality Design magazine, MTS Furniture, Amtrend Corporation, Durkan, Designtex, and UltraGlas. At the event, Stefan Muhle, GM of the Orchard Garden Hotel in San Francisco, spoke about the challenges and rewards of operating a LEED-certified hotel. North Central Member news: Kate Koskey gave birth to Calvin on June 9th. Anne Fahland, membership director, is getting married at the end of this month. South Florida The chapter’s annual scholarship fundraising event Bubble Bash—the closing event of HD Boutique— will take place on Thursday, September 18th, at 8:00 p.m. at the Fifth nightclub. The night will include dancing, passed hors d’oeuvres, and multiple raffles. For tickets, email Laurie Shevrock at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - September 2008

NEWH - September 2008
Conference Update
Have you Seen?
Product Know-How
On the Scene
Sustainability: Point of View
Design 101: International Project
Cover Story: Happy Feet
Project: Blush
Project: Aura
New Members
Save the Date
Partner Profiles

NEWH - September 2008